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Secret Door - Sliding bookcase

by boblishman Posted 18th Nov 2005 at 10:03 AM - Updated 8th Jul 2011 at 6:51 PM by boblishman
303 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?

Made with Milkshape, SimPE v.50 it has its own unique (registered) GUID so it wont overwrite anything in your game, it is compatable with ALL games and is colour enabled.

Polygon count 1298 (= GOOD! )

This is based on the recently released Griffindor Entrance: The (animated) Fat Lady painting Door created by myself and Numenor.

It works in the same way. This object is comprised of TWO package files (one for straight walls and one for diagonal walls). Please put BOTH in your downloads folder. The zip file also contains some recolours (see pics)

This is a sliding 'secret' door hidden behind a bookcase. The bookcases slide open to reveal the entrance that you Sims will walk through....then the bookcases slide back into postiion afterwards. (It does NOT function as a bookcase as well .... it's just a door that LOOKS like a bookcase, so there are no other actions available.)

Although this appears to be a single tile door, it is in fact a TWO tile door, so you will need TWO empty tiles/wall panels (on each side) to use it. The usual green 'placement squares' will show you the tiles needed for it.) The bookcase appears on BOTH sides of the wall.

Known issues:

1. Depending of the direction of your Sim, the movement of the bookcase is sometimes slow and your Sim may walk though the edge of the painting whilst it is still opening. This does not effect gameplay in any way (it's purely asthetic).

2. Only when placed on diaginal walls: very occasionally the bookcase 'hiccups' and opens and closes twice. There seems to be no specific pattern as to when it does this, and it is quite rare. It does not affect gameplay in any way. (I suggest you use it on straight walls to completely avoid this problem)

Thanks for testing this and please report any issues.


Recolours:This object is fully recolourable. Should you wish to create recolours please feel free to post them here at MTS2 but do NOT include the original files which contains the meshes. Please put a link back to here so that downloaders may obtain the latest (and possibly modified/updated) files. Recolouring the straight package will automatically recolour the diagonal one (which takes it's textures from the straight package.)

Lots: Please do NOT include in uploaded lots. This is very much a BETA object still in development. Should you wish to include it as part of a LOT, please remove it after you have made your screenshots and include a LINK back to this thread for people to be able to download the latest version to add to your downloaded lot. They will then be in possession of the lates files and be aware of any known issues

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 237.4 KB · Downloads: 93,295 · 18th Nov 2005
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:05 AM
You are my hero :salute:
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:09 AM
It looks AWESOME!!
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#4 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:10 AM
Woooah! This is so cool. I'll download and test

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#5 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:13 AM
Bob is simply amazing- we all need to worship him

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#6 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:23 AM
Very cool. I love it

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#7 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 10:42 AM
Fantastic as always. I'm off to download and to build a shrine to Bob in my livingroom were I shall pray for more of his amazing stuff....
Test Subject
#8 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:04 AM
Finally I was thinking the other about a bookshelf door and you've gone and made it.

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#9 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:05 AM
*the other day

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#10 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:09 AM
I've always wanted this! Holy crap I love you XD
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#11 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:21 AM
Thumbs up. Thanx for another cool creation!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:46 AM
It's so wonderful!!!
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#13 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 12:43 PM
This is so unbelievable!

Oh, & by the way, will the burgalar be able to detect this, if in any case, I hide all my secret stash behind it?


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#14 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 12:50 PM
[SIZE=1][COLOR=DarkRed]exelent ,thank you [/COLOR] [/SIZE] :clap:
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#15 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 12:54 PM
I Love your Secret Door - Sliding bookcase....:sniper: Thanx so much.... :devil: :devil2: :flamer:
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#16 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:16 PM
perfect for secret societies! thanks boblish guy
#17 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:17 PM
[email protected] Moving Bookcases! Great!

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#18 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:23 PM
Originally Posted by Romeo
This is so unbelievable!

Oh, & by the way, will the burgalar be able to detect this, if in any case, I hide all my secret stash behind it?


yes he will..... (well, he is a's his job to know about these kind of 'secret' doors .... so hiding your 'stash' behind it isn't going to help....though of course, a burglar alarm will !!

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Do not upload any of my original mesh files ANYWHERE...either as part of your recolour posts or included in any LOTS or SIMS. Thank you

#19 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:24 PM
Brilliant...Hogwarts will look great now. Thank you.

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#20 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:26 PM
Oh boy! This is just what I needed!

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#21 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:31 PM
oh!! good ...It's so wonderful
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#22 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:33 PM
That`s perfect for my spooky castle!^^
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#23 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:46 PM
Hey man this is very cool. I was just thinking about something like this the other day. I guess great minds think alike. Thank you for your time and effort into making this great game even better.
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#24 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:59 PM
That's wonderful. That was another object I need for my manor!
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#25 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 2:12 PM
WOW!!! :jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw:

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